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Insadong, Seoul

Once the prime district to find antiques and ancient art, Insadong remains at the heart of Seoul's cafe culture. The main street, which the municipality blocks off on weekends to allow for safe pedestrian traffic, branches off into narrow alleys, lined with art galleries, teahouses, and garden restaurants. Traditional and modern Korean art are available for viewing and purchase at over 100 local galleries. Munch on taffy and pajeon (Korean pancake) from street vendors while you explore. Plan my trip to Seoul with suggested itineraries provided by Inspirock.
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  • France travel stop in Insa-dong, before I bought a little souvenir. Souvenirs-souvenirs that you wore a uniform character 1000 won was like I. .. Went to play overseas, sometimes with some friendly foreign ones, I really liked a gift a souvenir. blah blah, so do not bear on the won, South Korea will also leave for good memories because I want to make a purchase. Where do I buy this? We will not just Insa-dong. So I look up and see nothing decent to Insadong, anything like that. The country has been a traditional and a lot of foreign friends to hang out and watch them also great place to calm down ~ ~ Please note that Metro station is like a little relaxed anguk station. ㅋ ㅋ
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  • There seems to be many antiques such as antique Japan too. Personally, not too memorable. Do you a it little too clean?
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  • I've been there with my gf, the day was her birthday. We had a plan to visit a specific gallery for an exhibition, which was 'Brick Art'. The display has bee began in a couple of years ago. It was a p...  more »

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